Simply having a wellness program does not ensure that residents will participate. We talked to Trainers & Fitness Directors about how to encourage participation in initiatives that support physical fitness and compiled some of their most effective and creative tips.
The Dimensions of Wellness offers a path towards healthy aging by recognizing that building and maintaining physical health is not an end unto itself. A fitness program focused on whole-person wellness must meet physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual needs.
Neurological studies indicate that by late middle age, most people develop age-related lesions in brain white matter. New research is demonstrating that regular strength-training creates a layer of cognitive protection that can decrease, or even prevent, this decline in brain function.